PURPOSE: The Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) is a one-year college program in which all courses are transferable and satisfy lower-division general education requirements at any Virginia public institution of higher education. The Passport is a component of the UCGS and is therefore a subset of courses in the UCGS. The UCGS consists of seven course blocks. To satisfy the UCGS students are required to complete the appropriate number of courses in each block as described below. Student course selection should be carefully considered since the UCGS program is not designed to capture the complexities of individual programs of study at the four-year institutions. Students should be advised to take the UCGS course that best suits their intended program of study at the four-year institution.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission
1Note: MTH 161 AND MTH 162 should only be taken by students preparing for calculus or for four-year degree programs that require study in College Algebra/PreCalculus. Precalculus may not satisfy general education and may not receive transfer credit.
Block VII (Specialized General Education Requirements)
Select two courses.
NOTE: For Block VII, student may complete courses from Blocks I - VI above or any additional course below. Students should align their Block VII course selection with their intended transfer destination’s specific general education or programmatic requirements.